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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Chapstick is gluten free (the regular flavors anyway) - I have checked this 2x, most recently only a couple of months ago.
  3. I get the this too after I have accidently had gluten. Ex. There are these thick glass windows at my gym, sometimes I would bend down to put my water and mp3 player down by the window wall and hit my head on the window - so embarrassing!
  4. I've heard that you have to be careful with some companies, just in the sense of contamination of their "gluten free" flours. I use Bob's red mill brand b/c they regularly test their gluten-free flours for gluten. I'm sure others can suggests brands that they feel are safe. What brand was...
  5. Do a search for posts on makeup searching your brands. There have been lots of posts on this topic. Burt's Bees Lip sticks are gluten-free, that's what I use. Also, all the "regular" flavors of Chapstick brand chapstick are gluten-free.
  6. I have already been diagnosed, but like you, BB, a sort-of master's program grad (finishing thesis now) and have just started an internship. Most of my bathroom/stomach issues happen in the morning and evening, so I am lucky there and don't have to face that stuff at work. The hardest part for...
  7. I react to distilled grain products too. The processing is still debated, and my body's reaction tells me its not for me. You aren't alone.
  8. Just found this thread and am glad I am not the only one that has those odd hunger attacks. I too get dizzy, moody, sweaty, whatever when the hunger hits, and it comes on so fast! My father-in-law is a diabetic, so I had him test my blood sugar one night, and it was fine, so not too worried about...
  9. Thanks again, tiredofdoctors. I have had my thyroid monitored and, not suprisingly, have hypothyroidism. Not sure as to the type per se, whether autoimmune-related, etc. Brought this lack of knowledge up with my doctor and he didn't see the point in figuring it out. I will definitely keep my...
  10. Thanks for the advice, claire and tiredofdoctors. I have looked into migraines more and am pretty convinced that this explains my headaches and vision issues (prior to headache). Problem with my family - my mother was adopted, so no history there. Do you two think that ataxia is something that...
  11. i have never heard of gluten destroying the cerebellum - can anyone please elaborate on this? scary to me b/c i get "brain fog" after being glutened as well as intense headaches (maybe migranes, but I don't really know what the difference is)......do all of us need to be concerned with brain health...
  12. Can you describe this pain some more? I have never heard of either condition, but, recently, I noticed once in a while it hurts to take deep breaths. The pain will last for a few days and go away. I had a doctor listen to my chest and heart and they found nothing wrong and suggested just that...
  13. I don't get the swelling, but I do get sore joints - esp. my ankles and knees. I remember seeing a physical therapist years prior to celiac disease diagnosis and she couldn't figure out what was up with my ankle (usually my left one that is most bothersome, kind of weird that it is not symmetrical...
  14. If you all want an to read an interesting case of appendicitis - I had my appendectamy when I was 20 and diagnosed with celiac disease when I was 23 (though no doctor ever tied the two togther and no doctor ever thought of celiac disease, even with my other symptoms; I had to ask to be tested). ...
  15. Your diet sounds similar to mine, and I was still getting sick (this past week in particular). So, out of ideas, I thought of corn - I avoided corn as best I could (not sure if it is in Yasmin or Synthroid, both of which I take) and noticed a difference in a few days. Maybe this will help?? I have...